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Bastard Bent System animation

This animation shows the configuration of the two, mirror imaged, bastard valley bents.  Each bent is comprised of a 35′ tapered (from 15″ down to 12″) octagonal bastard valley, one 21″ diameter “pacman” butt log post, two 12″ diameter interior … Continue reading

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Initial Floorplan

This was the first floorplan we developed.  While the overall configuration of the home would stay very similar to this, big changes where about to be mandated.  The idea behind this was to have two wings with a passthrough area … Continue reading

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Roof Concepts

So, now that we have a reciprocating floor design that works with the timbers we have, it was time to start developing possible rooflines.  This video shows the myriad configurations that we worked through, all sitting on what would be … Continue reading

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Studies in Reciprocation

As we continue to develop a design proposal, one of our team becomes fascinated with the concept of reciprocation in timbered construction. In layman terms, a reciprocation design is one where each timber rests on it’s neighbor and their interconnectedness … Continue reading

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Initial Concepts

So, how does the process start? Well, for the Hollanders, it started with an internet search and a Facebook page. The Winograd Cabin had been written up in a very nice article in Timberhome Living; after seeing the imagery of … Continue reading

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Hollander House, the beginning

Welcome to the story of the Hollander House. This is a story with everything a hollywood screenwriter could hope for. From unmitigated joy and excitement, to intense late night design sessions, from gut busting entertainment to stress induced frustrations, from … Continue reading

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